I love the internets. This morning I woke up and thought, I have a tenderloin, Dijon mustard and homemade applesauce. That sounds like the beginnings of a good recipe.
Sure enough, I found this. Only I wanted to use the crock pot since we had to leave at 1 PM for Evensong and wouldn't be back until after 6. So I made some modifications and by the time we got home it smelled SO good in our house.
Apple Maple Mustard Pork Tenderloin
2 1/2 to 3 pound pork tenderloin
1/4 C. Dijon mustard
3 T. maple syrup
1 T. fresh rosemary
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 1/2 C. applesauce*
Brown tenderloin on all sides in skillet (or IN your slow cooker, if you have a Ninja like I do) and place in crock pot. Combine mustard, maple syrup, rosemary, salt and pepper in a small bowl, then brush on all sides of tenderloin. Pour applesauce around the tenderloin.
Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove tenderloin from crock pot and let set for 10 minutes before slicing. Use sauce in crock pot as gravy. It's yummy!
* I used homemade applesauce that I canned a couple of years ago. It has cinnamon and cloves in it, so if you use plain applesauce, add about 1 t. cinnamon and 1/4 t. cloves to the applesauce.